Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Apr 2020 2:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Lauren tips Fernando Torres to make a great coach Lauren has been impressed by Torres (Picture: AFP via Getty)‘He wants to play good transitions, win the ball and go forward quickly. ‘He knows what he wants to do. You can feel that he has that kind of understanding of the game. ‘He’s one of those guys I’ve been most impressed with. He knows what he’s doing every day.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. (Picture: AFP7 / Europa Press Sports via Getty)Arsenal legend Lauren has tipped former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to become a great coach, as the pair work towards their Uefa license together. The pair are part of a group working through the Spanish football federation to earn their coaching badges. Former Barcelona centre-back Rafael Marquez, ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool full-back Alvaro Arbeloa and former Aston Villa and Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar are also part of the group. The coronavirus crisis has forced them to set up a WhatsApp group while they continue their studies.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘The experience has been wonderful,’ Lauren told The Athletic. ‘You see different thought-processes and different ways to understand the game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have to adapt ourself to new systems to have lessons. We need speedy learning!’Former Atletico Madrid striker Torres has been a shining light in the group and Lauren believes he has a great career in coaching ahead of him.‘You can see that he has everything very clear,’ Lauren added. Advertisement
Tidetec has been granted a new Norwegian patent covering the newest turret solution for tidal energy applications.The patent, granted on October 16, 2017, represents one of more patents covering the turret solution that optimizes two way production and pumping in tidal barriers and lagoons, Norwegian tidal energy developer Tidetec said.The patent application has gone further to Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for worldwide intellectual property (IP) protection.Joachim Amland, CTO at Tidetec, said: “We know that we are breaking new ground here – but it is always good to get it confirmed through a formal patent grant. In addition – we know that we need to protect our technology as solid as possible. This will have a significant impact on the tidal barrage market once the power plants get going.”To remind, the initial engineering for Tidetec’s turret solution was completed early in 2017.After that, the company started testing the scale bi-directional turbine model at the Technical University of Munich, which was designed to fit into Tidetec’s turret.
Share Submit Share IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 Related Articles Following seven failed attempts to sanction an effective tender process, BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank – has confirmed the sale of state-owned instant win games (scratchcard) operator LOTEX to ‘Consórcio Estrela Instantânea’ – a 50/50 joint venture consortium formed by IGT and Scientific Games Corporation (SGC).The IGT-SGC vehicle secures a 15-year concession, having been the only entity to bid on BNDES reformed LOTEX auction which took place at the Sao Paulo Exchange on 22 October.Paying an initial R$97 million (€21m), Estrela Instantânea will replace CAIXA, Brazil’s federal bank, as the operator of LOTEX which has serviced all of Brazil’s lottery contracts since the 1960s.Agreeing to BNDES’ reformed terms, IGT-SGC are set to pay a further seven instalments of R$103 million (€22m), valuing the LOTEX contract at R$ 820 million (€180m) for Brazil’s ‘PPI Partnerships & Investment Program’.Operational terms will see the IGT-SGC consortium pay 17% of revenues to the Brazilian government, which targets generating R$19 billion (€4bn) in funds during the 15-year concession.The IGT-SGC concession is expected to begin by mid-2020, with both technology groups issuing a joint statement: “The award of the Brazilian Lotex concession represents an important step towards the privatisation of lottery instant games in Brazil, the world’s eighth-largest economy.“This business partnership will benefit the people and government of Brazil and brings together the vast experience and market leadership of global leaders in the instant game market to help position Lotex for success.”
The positive vibes lasted all summer for Steve Nash, finally able to train and play basketball without nerve root irritation flare up in his back in unexpected moments. Unlike the past two years where he missed a combined 99 games because of root damage to his back and hamstrings, Nash practiced all summer unscathed.Yet, Nash sounded well aware that his positive spirits and health may sour as quickly as one of his nifty no-look passes.“It’s been such a bad run with that nerve that I don’t want to make any forecasts,” he said. “I felt great this summer, but it’s a lot different working out in a gym on your own than it is pounding up and down every day. So there’s no guarantees. I’m just trying to enjoy every day for what I have and what I can give.”The Lakers are cautiously optimistic about Nash after playing in five-on-five drills in recent weeks without any setbacks. Lakers coach Byron Scott does not plan to play Nash during the team’s four two-a-day sessions during training camp this week. Scott will also likely limit Nash’s minutes, including sitting out on the second night of back-to-backs, after averaging 6.8 points and 5.7 assists in 20.9 minutes through 15 games in the 2012-13 season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’ve always kind of overdone it or tried to do too much,” Nash said. “That’s going to be a different perspective for me. I’ve got to pick my spots and give myself the best opportunity to sustain.” Helping hand Even though the two will compete for the starting power forward spot, both Carlos Boozer and Julius Randle sound open toward having a positive partnership. Randle hardly sounded fazed that Scott currently favors Boozer to start because of his experience as 12-year NBA veteran.“That doesn’t bother me at all,” said Randle, whom the Lakers drafted seventh overall in June from the University of Kentucky. “He’s been at this level and he’s played at such a high, productive level, so whether he starts or not, he deserves what he gets because he’s put in the time and he’s been successful. But I have to prove myself, I have to prove myself through my work ethic and me producing because nothing’s going to be given to me.” Boozer sounded open toward giving Randle advice.“He’s got a lot of talent,” Boozer said of Randle. “I’m looking forward to teaching him a lot of the ropes here in the NBA, especially as a big man. He’s going to be a successful player for a long time.”